Canada, courts, British Columbia, judgment, Morguard, foreign judgements, common law
Events often gain a momentum of their own, sometimes well beyond that anticipated by those who set them in motion; this is as true in the field of law as it is in other areas of human endeavour. MorguardInvestments Ltd. v. De Savoye' is a legal event which seems to be taking on a rapidly building momentum. Basing themselves on this decision, Canadian courts, especially those in British Columbia, are recognizing and enforcing judgments from other courts in civil matters, even when these judgments bear few, if any, of the hallmarks that traditionally entitled a foreign judgment to be recognized and enforced in Canada.
Simon Coakeley, Peter Finkle, and Louise Barrington, "Morguard Investments Ltd.: Emerging International Implications" (1992) 15:2 Dal LJ 629.